Mohamed Mesbāh Badawy serves as Religious Specialist at the Islamic Association of Raleigh as well as Quran/Arabic Instructional Coach at Al-Iman School. A native of Egypt, he was raised with a love of knowledge and the deen of Allah from a tender age, completing memorization of the entire Holy Quran at the age of 10. He participated in many Quran competitions all across the world.
Imam Badawy studied at Al-Azhar primary schools and University, one of the most prestigious and extensive school systems in the Islamic world. He remained in the Al-Azhar system from elementary school through secondary school and higher education, completing his bachelor's degree in Education (tarbiya) from Al-Azhar University. As part of this program, he studied educational psychology, psychological health, computer skills, and library and information science.